An exclusion greater than 10 days is considered a change of placement--and a deprivation of FAPE. Only an IEP team can change a placement. When the 10 day limit is reached, the IEP Team must meet and either conduct and FBA and develop a BIP or revise the BIP that exists.
THEN the team has to consider whether the child can safely remain where he/she is or if the child needs a more restrictive placement, i.e., a therapeutic school to receive FAPE. There are dangerousness exceptions that can remove a child to an "alternativer setting" for up to 45 days but during that time FAPE must be delivered and a "permanent" change of placement developed.
The South lost the Civil War so this is true, even in Alabama --LOL